Adult Cell Ministry
Division Leader: Revd Daniel Teo
2nd Division Leaders: Ds Laura Chan
For more information on cells, please contact Michelle, our cell administrator, at 6773 1736 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for the cell sign-up form. You will need to print it out and return it at the Info Desk. Or you may pick up a form at the Info Desk.
What is a Cell Group?
Purpose of Cell Groups
The 2-fold purpose of a cell is:
As a cell disciples and evangelizes, it helps cell members to grow in ministering to others.
Biblical Basis for A Cell-Based Church
Types of Cell Groups at SJSM
YOU can be a part of the Cell-Group Ministry at SJSM. YOU can learn how to practically apply God's Word to your life, develop right relationships with other believers who will share your joy as you grow spiritually and become equipped for evangelism and the work of the ministry.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q. Why should I be in a cell group?
A. There are many reasons. To be in meaningful relationships where you are able to give of yourself and receive the fellowship and care that we all need. To receive Pastoral care in times of need and, to have fellowship and laughter with people who care about you.
Q. Will I be called on to talk or to pray?
A. There is no pressure applied to persons who are not yet ready to pray or share before the group. However as you find your place in the group, it is hoped that you will feel the liberty to pray and share.
Q. How long does the group meeting last?
A. Most groups attempt to keep the meetings to 2 hours, mindful of work and family responsibilities.
Q. Should I bring my children?
A. There are many groups with young families that cater to kids being part of the cell. Some have a separate program or have a slightly different meeting structure to accommodate parents with children.
Q. Is it a “Bible Study”?
A. Yes and No. While there is always teaching from the Word, the group focuses more on discussion and application of the Word rather than expository studies on a passage. There may be seasons where the group may focus on Bible studies, however.
Q. What other things are done in the meetings?
A. Meetings are informal and usually begin with worship. Aside from also the “Word Time”, there is time for people who want to, to share their needs and concerns and then receive prayer if they want. Most meetings end off with some refreshments and mingling before everyone leaves.
Q. How do I know which group to be in?
A. We can help you find a group if you if you are unable to choose one on your own.
Junior Church Ministry
Junior Church needs YOU!
If you are wondering where you can serve God as a lay person in church, the Junior Church may be the right place for you in this season of your life. We're looking for new volunteers to fill several places in the pre-school to primary levels.
For more info or to sign up, please email email@example.com or click here for the sign-up form
Service Times & Location
Junior Church runs concurrently with most of our main regular services.
Saturday, 5pm, Agape Hall
Sunday, 8:15am, Agape Hall
Sunday, 11:15am, Agape Hall
The Junior Church Ministry is spearheaded by the children's ministry pastoral staff and supported by a pool of dedicated volunteers. Together, they work in partnership with parents, to reach and teach children from ages 3 to 12 years old, in such a way that they have the greatest opportunity to become fully developing followers of Christ.
Working in teams, the children's workers influence the children through mentoring and caring relationships within age bands. In their age-bands, led by an adult leader, the children build upon their understanding of God's Word as well as maximise their learning of faith lessons.
Children, as early as 8 years old are also strongly encouraged to be active worshippers in every children's corporate Service on Sunday. There is a range of services they can contribute to, from support singing to ushering, to manning the PA system. Together, they comprise the Service teams that lend support to the adult leaders. The team-serving inculcates in the children the importance of being a crucial part of a larger body.
Community Services and Dover Division
The Edification Division oversees the Christian Education, Family Life, and Music & Creative Arts Ministries
The Christian Education (CE) program aims to build the biblical and doctrinal foundation of our members, teach application of Christian truths in the context of family, work and other life situations and train members in ministry skills.
CE's priority is on learning the Word of God – to challenge members to present themselves “to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth" (2 Tim.2:15, ESV). The aim is that we will be discipled by the Living Word (2 Tim.3:16).
Courses have been designed to suit the varying maturity levels of members. Level 1 courses, such as How to Read the Bible, Old Testament survey and New Testament survey, are planned with new believers in mind; Level 2 courses, covering biblical book studies and theological topics, are designed for growing Christians and leaders; and Level 3 courses are tailored specifically to equip/develop leaders.
Training schedules take on the following rhythm:
Tuesday (night): Biblical/ Doctrinal/ Theological studies
Saturday (day): Christian Living / Spiritual Discipline / Ministry Skills
Sunday (morning): Baptism and Membership class
Captured under Christian Education Courses are the synopses of courses on a quarterly basis. Let us avail ourselves of these learning opportunities - to study and love the Word, to be rooted in the Word and be transformed by the Word, thereby reflecting the likeness of Christ in our daily lives (Col. 1:28).
If you would like to find out more about the courses that are being offered, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Life Ministry:
Strong Marriages and Families are a critical building block of the church and the society we live in. SJSM’s Family Life Ministries seeks to equip and strengthen marriages and families through the teaching of Godly values and practical life skills. Examples of courses that are periodically conducted include:
- The Marriage Preparation Course
- The Marriage Course
- The Parenting Course
In line with this, we are constantly seeking for people who share our vision and burden to see Godly families established in the church. Those who have suggestions, would like to offer themselves to help, or those with any enquiries about existing courses can write to email@example.com.
Music & Creative Arts Ministry - The Music Ministry serves to lead the Church in worshipping God reverently, in spirit and in truth. Joining hands with peer ministries, our technical crews, bands and dancers also join in evangelistic outreach and special projects to reach the community and society with the message and love of God. Our Worship Teams also share in the pastoral role of ministering to the congregations at the Worship Services.
At heart, the Music Ministry is a fellowship of members and Staff whom God has gifted in music, arts and related creative and technical talents. We serve God together and also spur one another to grow as Christ’s disciples and to develop as His ambassadors. Developing our giftings together, we are now growing in songwriting, dance and multimedia applications. Exploring the frontiers, we are beginning to experiment with song recording and look forward to podcasting them. Looking ahead, we have plans to grow in the production of concerts, drama and musicals. Through these we hope to extend the reach of God’s love and message to all in the highways and byways of life. For further queries please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Missions and Outreach Division
The Missions & Outreach Division oversees the following ministries:
The Missions Department oversees the work in various SJSM primary and secondary stations such as Thailand, Timor Leste and the Philippines. We provide member-care and pastoral oversight for our Cross-Cultural Workers, Missions Trainees and Missions Associates. We also offer various mission training programmes for youth and adults.
Our Mission Programmes
To enquire or to sign up, please email email@example.com
A) OVERSEAS ATTACHMENT (OA)
OA is a 3-6 month programme to our missions stations to help with the local ministry as well as for longer term missions exposure.
B) TRIBUTE PROGRAMME (1 YEAR FULL TIME)
Tribute is a 1-yr full time programme aimed to provide an opportunity for members to test and/or confirm God’s calling for longer-term missionary service, while serving cross-culturally at one of the SJSM’s primary mission stations or in one of the Deaneries of DOS (Diocese of Singapore).
C) MISSIONARY APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMME (MAP)
MAP is a 2.5 - 3 year training programme for members to firm up God’s calling for longer-term missionary service. Opportunities will be provided for them to serve God cross-culturally and in so doing, prepare themselves for future ministry in similar areas.
Pastoral Counselling Ministry (PCM)
For more information, please email: Alice@sjsm.org.sg
Youth and Young Adults Division
The Youth Division oversees the following ministries:
Heartbeat Ministries (13 - 21 yr olds) -
The youth arm of St John's - St Margaret's (SJSM) Church; a community of young people, a gathering of enthusiastic worshippers, the fellowship of the passionate and a family of believers. A group of people who embrace the Christian way of life. An extended family. A composition of individuals. All special in God's eyes. So many people yet ties so close among the people. Ties that bind. Relationships that edify. Pleasing in His sight. Spreading His love.
We want you to know that you are greatly loved by God. That it is by no sheer coincidence you are reading this right now. We want to invite you to join this family, to join us basking in His infinite goodness and glory. You are safe in His hands.
For more info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Christian Young Adults Network (CYAN) -
CYAN serves our young adults, who range in age from 18 to 30, in various different seasons of life, including tertiary studies (e.g. Polytechnics, University), national service, and young working adults. CYAN gathers weekly in cell groups at 8pm on Saturday nights in Bethel Auditorium.
In general, CYAN seeks to help our young adults develop in four areas of Spiritual Formation:
• Building – Seeking to develop and disciple our members such that they are mature in Christ.
• Bonding – Developing authentic and lasting friendships within the community.
• Broadening - Equipping our members with relevant life skills for the season of life they are in.
• Blessing – Providing platforms for service through which our members can be a blessing to one another and to the wider community.
To achieve these goals, our weekly curriculum includes Bible Study, talks on relevant topics, cluster level events that foster inter-cell bonding, as well as adult mentoring (where desired).
For more information, or if you would like to visit a CYAN cell, please email email@example.com